Correlational findings

Study Klein (1984): study IL Petah Tikva 1980

6 months aged infants, Israel, followed from 1980-1981
Survey name:
Unnamed study
N = 40
Non Response:
Questionnaire: paper


Authors's label
Child's Sensory Stimulation by Mother
Our Classification
Infants and their mothers were observed at their homes two times within 2 weeks around the infant's 6-months-birthday and the 12-months-birthday. Observations were video-taped and include half-minute observations followed by 1-min recording time focusing on specific mother-child and child-environment interactions.
Observer's rating of the mother's sensory stimulation of child:
a tactile stimulation
b kinesthetic stimulation
c visual stimulation
d auditory stimulation

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-CA-g-rdf-v-3-a mr = + ns TACTILE
- 6 months:  mr=+.16 ns (stronger among boys)
- 12 months: mr=+.10 ns
A-CA-g-rdf-v-3-a mr = ± p < .05 KINESTHETIC
- 6 months:  mr=+.32 p<.05 (only among girls)
- 12 months: mr=-.33 p<.05
A-CA-g-rdf-v-3-a mr = + p < .001 VISUAL
- 6 months:  mr=+.51 p<.001
- 12 months: mr=+.45 p<.001

(only among girls)
A-CA-g-rdf-v-3-a mr = - ns AUDITORY
- 6 months:  mr=-.14 ns
- 12 months: mr=-.05 ns